After graduating in Law at the University of Messina, I moved to UK, where I was awarded a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of York and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Essex, under the supervision of Abhinay Muthoo. In the meantime, I obtained a Doctorate Degree in Economics and Institution from the University of Messina under the supervision of Pietro Navarra.
I am currently associate professor of public economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Messina, where I am the director of the Research Center in Health Economics and Management, the deputy director of the Ph.D. programme in Economics, Management and Statistics and the director of the M.Sc. in Banking & Finance and M.Sc. in Pharamacovigilance, Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics: evaluation methods using real world data.
I spent five years as visiting lecturer in the School of Economics & Finance at the Queen Mary University of London. I am currently visiting lecturer in the School of Business & Management at the King's College of London.
My research interests refer to the impact of both economic and political institutions on economic growth, to subjective wellbeing and to applied economics.
For more information, you can have a look at my full CV.